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by Mollycat
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New kitten.. advice needed please!
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: New kitten.. advice needed please!

My cat was adopted at 6 years old with a 9 year old and they would chase each other around at night, and to invite him to play she would yowl the house down. She is now alone and 12 years old and still yowls at night - I haven't slept deeply for 6 years. It's much easier with a kitten. Asking a youn...
by Mollycat
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kidney disease newly diagnosed
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Kidney disease newly diagnosed

Hi LindaKat and welcome to the forum. So sorry to hear poor Harry's news, I think a crisis or diagnosis is what has brought a lot of us here. Firstly kidney disease. Yes Harry is young for this but that doesn't necessarily mean he can't still have a great life. My first CKD girl was 8 when she was d...
by Mollycat
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New cat stealing other cats food
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: New cat stealing other cats food

Other than the cost what's the issue against microchip feeders?
by Mollycat
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Activated charcoal?
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Activated charcoal?

Has anyone here ever given activated charcoal to a cat? I know it's widely used in poisoning cases but I remember kids being given it as some kind of routine thing (along with cod liver oil and extract of malt !!) and I've been trying to read up on it - seems to be a lot of quackery and very few sci...
by Mollycat
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My Mouse - Spring 2002 - Oct 28 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: My Mouse - Spring 2002 - Oct 28 2019

So sorry Lilith. I thought you had been quiet lately. Thinking of you.
by Mollycat
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat terrified of new puppy - help!
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Cat terrified of new puppy - help!

I have no personal experience of managing tricky introductions because my first multi animal household was walk-ins that the residents accepted, the second was driven by the cat himself and due to the two cats' characters it was best managed by them and there was never any issue. The third was bring...
by Mollycat
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dream, Wishful Thinking, or Communication.
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Dream, Wishful Thinking, or Communication.

If it was the Anna Breytenbach guided session for students via a telephone link, I have used it and may well have posted it. I believe there's more than science can currently explain and I've come to this conclusion based on personal experience at a time when I was neutral on the subject. In a nutsh...
by Mollycat
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat terrified of new puppy - help!
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Cat terrified of new puppy - help!

Welcome to the forum. Poor Lucy has quite a challenge on her paws at the moment doesn't she! A calm adult dog that was already part of the household is one thing, an energetic playful puppy being brought in after her is a whole different level. How did you introduce the puppy? I would separate them ...
by Mollycat
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Fireworks night
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Fireworks night

Even though I had to leave him with my ex 10 years ago I am missing my old Henry so much - not just because he died this time two years ago on this weekend but because we could not keep him in. He LOVED fireworks and would raise hell until the door was opened and he could sit on the garden path watc...
by Mollycat
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep
Replies: 23
Views: 269

Re: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep

I think Oodyboo is on three separate threads now, your two posts and my tribute to my boys. Hope the vet can put your mind at rest later.
by Mollycat
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Am I Being Cruel? Is it time?? Video
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Am I Being Cruel? Is it time?? Video

For some reason that's the impression that comes through really strongly to me from your posts. We have reiki for a very different reason. Molly is extremely timid and in some ways semi-feral, she is a non-handling cat and it's taken me a very long time (4 years) just to be able to put one hand eith...
by Mollycat
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Is scented or unscented cat litter better?
Replies: 10
Views: 107

Re: Is scented or unscented cat litter better?

PS the clear gel crystal cat litter with the blue crystals are brilliant for putting a handful in the bottom of a bin under the liner to absorb any smells, and non-clumping clay based absorbs oil spills a treat.
by Mollycat
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Is scented or unscented cat litter better?
Replies: 10
Views: 107

Re: Is scented or unscented cat litter better?

Don't know about anyone else but I mean unnecessary extra chemicals - like lavender scent. I use [email protected] own brand ultra clumping for what was 2 now 1 indoor only cats, the dust is acceptable (compared to the non clumping I used to use) and there is very little pong. Her Ladyship will not recognise wood...
by Mollycat
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Am I Being Cruel? Is it time?? Video
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Am I Being Cruel? Is it time?? Video

Daisy sounds like a special girl. We have distance reiki with a lady who also does animal communication. I can definitely tell she is receiving it though, there is a very clear difference in her. Being distance I'm happy to pm you the lady's contact details if you want. I know it's so hard to put ac...
by Mollycat
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Am I Being Cruel? Is it time?? Video
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Am I Being Cruel? Is it time?? Video

Thank you Daisycat. However long Daisy has left, you know you have shared the best days of her life. Another great little thing I was told once and there's a lot of truth in it - advice is something we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. Wonder if you would consider reiki for...
by Mollycat
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Is scented or unscented cat litter better?
Replies: 10
Views: 107

Re: Is scented or unscented cat litter better?

I think it's to appeal to the humans who make choices about where to spend their money. I'm with you on not liking scented chemical laden litter and avoid it.
by Mollycat
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Just a tribute to my boys
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: Just a tribute to my boys

Ah, I think I understand better now why this question is so important. As I said hearing is usually the last sense to go, it doesn't necessarily mean they are feeling pain or distress. My dad spent his final weeks in hospital, at one point he had the most awful blistered bedsores but he couldn't fee...
by Mollycat
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep
Replies: 23
Views: 269

Re: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep

Bobby made two coughs. I was expecting the first, the second still made me jump. The vet said it still makes her jump every time.

Hope your vet can give you some more solid reassurance, something more concrete to set your mind at rest.
by Mollycat
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Am I Being Cruel? Is it time?? Video
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Am I Being Cruel? Is it time?? Video

What an absolute sweetheart. As awful as her ear looks, I would say it has to be up to her. You say with your other pets it's been clear, have faith that Daisy will also let you know when she's had enough. It's just so wonderful of you to have taken her in for what could have been a very short time,...
by Mollycat
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Just a tribute to my boys
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: Just a tribute to my boys

Give yourself all the time you need. I don't talk much about Misha, who took a piece of my soul when she left me, but after that I went into a deep and frightening depression. Our lodger asked us to take in a cat barely a couple of months after who was living outdoors and looking for a home. I agree...
by Mollycat
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep
Replies: 23
Views: 269

Re: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep

Neatly put, Issi. Kris, there is a whole spectrum from conscious and aware all the way through to dead, it's usually hearing or touch that goes last in the senses and the eyes or more specifically the pupils are the last thing to be able to respond. You say Oody's eyes were glazed - that happens in ...
by Mollycat
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Just a tribute to my boys
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: Just a tribute to my boys

Thank you Kris especially at such a sad time for you. I still have Molly and the dog, Molly I don't think would tolerate a newcomer cat and we have the added complication of being in a 2nd floor flat so I could only take an indoor cat. Purdy, the second walk-in from my previous relationship, is stil...
by Mollycat
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat eaten chicken bones
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Cat eaten chicken bones

There's a very small risk of something very serious with bones, maybe more so now that cats aren't given the chance to learn to deal with them any more as they used to. The first cause I would suspect for lethargy might be just a nice happy sleep after a yummy stolen meal, but a call to your out of ...
by Mollycat
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Just a tribute to my boys
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Just a tribute to my boys

I have only ever had two boys, they didn't live together, they were the same age, and I have lost them both in the last two years. They could hardly have come from more opposite backgrounds, or had more different lives, but both were incredibly sweet natured, gentle, sociable, and needed to share th...
by Mollycat
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep
Replies: 23
Views: 269

Re: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep

So sorry for your loss, what a grand old age. May she be chasing butterflies at the Bridge now. I wish I could offer you a comforting reassurance that she knew nothing about it and simply never woke up, but truth is I can't. All I can suggest is that if she had been struggling I'm sure you would hav...
by Mollycat
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is scooting always a bad sign?
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Is scooting always a bad sign?

I gave you this answer on the other thread where you posted the same question: My partner's dog needed his done every 6-8 weeks for years. When he moved in with me, I got bossy about it as I don't think this is an acceptable situation, so dog was put on a course of antibiotics. I also put him on 2 t...
by Mollycat
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New Spots Around Cat Ears
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Re: New Spots Around Cat Ears

savannahcatman wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:47 pm
So they are not raised, it's almost like the skin pigment has changed.
Mine has just one of those I believe it's quite common with age. Worth asking the vet next time you're there though, just in case.
by Mollycat
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hair loss - part of a known health problem?
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Hair loss - part of a known health problem?

Molly's nose when I'm allowed to touch it feels slightly sticky too. Oh she's allowed to use my fingernail to pick it for her ... all on her terms!
by Mollycat
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New Spots Around Cat Ears
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Re: New Spots Around Cat Ears

Are they raised or just dark flecks?